Aaron Hernandez's Fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez Tearfully Breaks Silence About His Death

The former New England Patriots player was serving a life sentence for murder when he was found dead in his prison cell
By Corinne Heller May 12, 2017 5:44 PMTags
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She also said that the last conversation she and Hernandez had "had nothing to do with suicidal thoughts."

Court papers released last week contained a suicide note Hernandez had written.

"Shay, you have always been my soul-mate and I want you to live life and know I'm always with you. I told you what was coming indirectly!" he wrote to Jenkins-Hernandez. "Tell my story fully but never think anything besides how much I love you. This was the supremes, the almighty's plan, not mine! I love you! Let [redacted] know how much I love her! Look after [redacted] and [redacted] for me—those are my boys (You're Rich)."

 

On Tuesday, a Massachusetts judge overturned Hernandez's conviction per state law, because he died before he exhausted the appeals process. The decision paves the way for the Patriots to possibly issue payments to his family. He had signed a $40 million contract extension with the team in 2012. The Patriots denied him a signing bonus payment after he was arrested in 2013.

In another excerpt from the Dr. Phil interview, McGraw asks Jenkins-Hernandez, "Did he kill himself so that you could collect $6.5 million?" Her answer was not disclosed.